Corrected Notice: Raging Bull Holdings Announces Lead Plaintiff Deadline In Securities Fraud Class Action Previously Announced Against Ameritrade Holdings, Inc. and Knight Trading Group, Inc. Et Al. Is December 22, 2003, Not December 29, 2003 --AMTD, NITE

Waynesville, North Carolina, UNITED STATES

WAYNESVILLE, N.C., Nov. 18, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Raging Bull Holdings et al. -- (a consortium of private investors) on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, announced previously that a class action lawsuit was filed on October 10, 2003 in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, case number 8:03CV421, on behalf of customers of Ameritrade Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:AMTD) ("Ameritrade") who became customers of Ameritrade between March 29, 1995 and September 30, 2003, inclusive the ("Class Period"). The lawsuit additionally names Knight Trading Group Inc. ("Knight") (Nasdaq:NITE), J. Joe Ricketts, Gene L. Finn, Kenneth D. Pasternak, Steven L. Steinman, Walter F. Raquet and Robert M. Lazarowitz as defendants. The lead plaintiff deadline for this class action is December 22, 2003, not December 29, 2003 as previously announced.

The complaint charges Ameritrade, Knight and certain key officers and directors with multiple violations of SEC Rules 3b, 10b and 11Ac. Ameritrade violated Rule 11Ac for failing to disclose to their customers their true affiliation with Knight, the true level of customer order flow routed to Knight for execution and the true payments for order flow received from Knight. The suit contends that Knight violated Rules 11Ac regarding order handling and display in connection with the orders placed via Ameritrade's customers. In addition, both companies, the complaint alleges, filed false historical data in required SEC filings and reports. All defendants are also charged with violating Rules 10b and 3a in a scheme to defraud Ameritrade's customers through improper order execution by not properly revealing the true affiliation shared between the parties as complained of in this action.

Plaintiffs allege that approximately 70 percent of all customers' orders were routed to Knight for execution during the 8 1/2 year Class Period. This resulted in improper order handling and execution of nearly 40,000 trades per day on all securities on all major exchanges. The amount defrauded of the 3 million plus Class members in this action resulted in losses of billions of dollars of investment capital. The lawsuit seeks $4.5 billion in restitution, or $1500 per member.

Plaintiffs allege that Ameritrade failed their fiduciary responsibility to disclose the affiliation shared with Knight to their customers, the regulatory agencies and the investing public. Ameritrade's ownership position of Knight common stock, revenues received for payment for order flow and past equity income gains from Roundtable Partners LLC obligates Ameritrade to properly disclose all levels of this affiliation to the public. By not disclosing this affiliation, and as a result of Knight's willful violations of SEC Rules, as sanctioned by the SEC and the NASD, the Class Members contend they have sustained the damages complained of herein.

If you became a customer of Ameritrade between March 29, 1995 and September 30, 2003, and were victim to your orders placed via Ameritrade and Knight not receiving the execution deserved, and sustained financial losses thereby, and wish to serve as lead plaintiff in this action, you must move the Court no later than December 22, 2003.

Direct all inquiries regarding this matter to Denton L. Keener of Raging Bull Holdings by telephoning (828) 734-2097, via email to, via regular mail to 177 Walnut Street, Suite 9, Waynesville, NC 28786. A copy of this complaint is available from the Court or by contacting Raging Bull Holdings.


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